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Lorraine Mary Janosko

July 17, 1955 ~ May 2, 2022 (age 66)


Lorraine Mary Janosko, 66, of Milford, beloved wife of Gerald John Janosko, peacefully passed away from a long battle with pneumonia on May 2, 2022. Born on July 17, 1955 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Dilorenzo) Naylor. 

Lorraine (Lori) grew up in Brooklyn, NY before moving to Bridgeport, CT. She worked odd jobs until she settled in at Santa Fuel for several years. At age 18, she met the love of her life Jerry and they married in 1980. They had two children, her daughter was unintentionally born at home with the help of EMT’s and fire chief, Bo Hyatt. She was proud to be involved with their activities, including Girl Scouts where she was Scout leader. She never missed a sporting event for either child as she was their biggest fan. Even as adults she went to all her daughter’s football games and drove her son to the train station every morning for work. After leaving Santa Fuel, she ran her own business with lifelong friend Julie Matyasovsky. She continued that path by having ownership in a tanning salon, Sunburst in Milford, CT, where her daughter worked with her. That is where her incredible talents to be a manager were noticed by a customer who offered her a job as a manager of a new cellphone company. This is where Lori really flourished until she fell at age 55 and was forced to retire due to chronic pain.

After retiring, Lori focused all her efforts on taking care of her mother with Alzheimer’s for over five years and her father with Parkinson’s who lived in an in-law set up at their home. Her brother Tommy also joined in the loving efforts of taking care by moving in as well. After their passing, she enjoyed going for long rides by the beach with her son. Lori was a woman who gave everything she had; everyone called her “Mama J” because anyone could go to her for help or advice. Often her children would come home to find friends already there just to visit with her. She was certified in Reiki and was an empathic energy healer; despite not requiring tools. She was also a fluent tarot card reader. She will be deeply missed by her husband and two children who during her one-year battle took care of her and tried to repay all the kindness she had shown them her entire life. She fought until the end, impressing her doctors and nurses with her unmatched willpower.

In addition to her beloved husband, Lori is survived by her children, Gerald Joseph Janosko and Christine and husband David Abel; brother Thomas Naylor; sister-in-law Elaine Gallant and partner Stephen Witter; brothers-in-law Paul Janosko and wife Nikki; Richard Janosko, and Max Tomayko: aunts Marge Janovich and Helen Marusa, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is also survived by her special dog Kelly.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Saint Agnes Church (Precious Blood Parish) 400 Merwin Ave., Milford, CT (MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH). Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 1056 Daniels Farm Rd., Trumbull, CT. Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2022 at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT. 

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